Barbara Monajem’s family reunion, new release, & a giveaway




Barbara here. OMG – a family reunion at my house the same week as a new release!! It’s hard work preparing for a reunion, but I love the people who are coming and can’t wait to see them all. Meanwhile I’m too brain-fried to think of what to say about my novella, The Reluctant Seductress, in the 99-cent boxed set RAKES AND ROGUES that came out YESTERDAY. Six authors, six books, and no waiting. You can buy it right this minute if you like, so here are some buy links:

*Amazon US    Amazon Australia    Amazon UK    Amazon Canada

*Barnes & Noble



Um… You might want to know something about it, but since I’m so frazzled, I’ll let the blurbs speak for themselves.

This is for The Reluctant Seductress:

When the lady in distress is a rogue…what’s an honorable gentleman to do?

Forced to work as a spy due to her uncanny seductive powers, Lettice Raleigh emerges from the war with her virginity intact and her reputation in tatters. When she is sent for a month to the estate of England’s starchiest marquis as a step toward reentering polite society, Lettice knows it’s a hopeless cause—but she doesn’t reckon with Lord Hadrian Oakenhurst, a younger son with a strict sense of right and wrong and an agenda of his own. Will Hadrian succumb to her seductive wiles—or has Lettice at last found the one man she can’t resist?

And here is the blurb for the boxed set as a whole:

Rakes and Rogues abound in this six-book collection of secrets, spies, vengeance, and lust. From London’s glittering ballrooms to the intimate mischief of a pre-season country house party, be captivated by these sexy first in series Regency romances.

A duchess and her son’s heir join forces to solve a family mystery in ENGAGING THE ENEMY by Heather Boyd.

Barbara Monajem’s lady spy is a rogue in distress in THE RELUCTANT SEDUCTRESS.

An earl’s sensible plans go awry as he becomes embattled with a sworn enemy, and his best friend’s sister, in TO LOVE A HELLION by Nicola Davidson.

In Wendy Vella’s LORD GALLANT, newlyweds hide secrets and confront dangers of the heart as well as a deadly foe.

When a sizzling encounter with a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball leads to love, Fanny’s dreams have nearly come true in RAKE’S HONOUR by Beverley Oakley.

In LORD WASTREL by Donna Cummings, a former rake needs a scandal-free wife to help him raise his child, but he’s falling for London’s most notorious woman instead.

Publisher’s Note: With the exception of The Reluctant Seductress, these stories are all previously published works.

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For only 99 cents, this is a great chance to try a new author or several. All the stories in the set are first-in-series that have been published before, except mine, which is brand new. The sequel to The Reluctant Seductress (as yet untitled) will be out in a Christmas boxed set later this year.

Now for the giveaway. To win an e-copy of The Rake’s Irish Lady (or another of my e-books, winner’s choice), just answer this question (or comment about whatever you like): Does your family have reunions? Do you like them? Hate them? Have mixed feelings? Would you want to have one at your house???




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Barbara Monajem started writing at eight years old. She has wandered from children’s fantasy through mystery to paranormal and historical romance. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.

11 Responses

  1. Linda

    We are a relatively small family. One sister lives in a different country whom we don’t get to see often; another is a different state who luckily we do get to meet up with several times a year. I would term it a family get together rather than a reunion (we are always close knit even if it’s not physically). It’s always wonderful to have everyone together. Congrats on the new release!

  2. Mary Preston

    No, we don’t have reunions as such. We are spread out all over the place and many generational. It would be quite an ask.

  3. Barbara Monajem

    Hi, Mary. Our reunion is multi-generational. I think one reason we’re holding it is so the younger people can meet and get to know one another. 🙂

  4. dholcomb1

    We have a family reunion. I like them, I wish my uncle picked a better weekend to have them–doing it during the school year is inconvenient. Especially when it requires guests in my home.


    • Barbara Monajem

      Hi, Denise. We have had past ones in Las Vegas and Germany. This one is the shortest distance I’ve had to travel! 😉

  5. Collette Cameron

    We had a family reunion years ago, but nothing in the last several decades. I’d like to have one since many of my relatives are getting up there in age.

    • Barbara Monajem

      Hi, Collette. In the past, we’ve had them at a hotel, which actually made things easier, but it was also pretty pricey.

  6. Glenda

    Good Luck with the family reunion!! Reunions in my family are few and far between. I remember attending one or 2 when I was much younger, but haven’t been able to make any for over 35 years. I can’t imagine trying to organize one. . . .

    • Barbara Monajem

      Hi, Glenda. Fortunately, I’m not doing much of the organizing — but we had to do quite a bit of work to make our house usable for it. The house is better for it, though. 🙂

  7. Barbara Monajem

    And the winner is…Glenda! Glenda, I will email you about how to claim your prize.